John J. Bonacic's posts related to Military Affairs

Times Herald Record news report on local September 11th ceremonies in the Hudson Valley

Times Herald Record news report on local September 11th ceremonies in the Hudson Valley.

Senator Bonacic Speaks with West Point Cadets on West Point Day

Senator Bonacic speaks with West Point Cadets from the United States Military Academy in the Senate Chamber on West Point Day in the Capitol. 

Senator John Bonacic selects Richard R. Keiser to the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Attached is the press release for the selection of Richard R. Keiser to the New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame. 

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Senator Bonacic Pays Respect to Fallen United States Marine, Staff Sergeant Eric D. Christian

Senator Bonacic pays respect to fallen U.S Marine, Staff Sergeant Eric D. Christian of Warwick, New York.  Sergeant Christian died in combat operations on May 4th in Afghanistan.

SENATOR BONACIC WELCOMES RICHARD KEISER INTO THE NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) honored the induction of Richard Keiser to the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.  Mr. Keiser served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, and acheived the rank of Sergeant.  He was wounded at the Battle of Hamburger Hill in May 1969.  Professionally, he served as an Orangetown Police Detective for 33 years and is a member of various veterans' and community organizations.  We are grateful for Mr. Keiser's service to his community and country.

Senator Bonacic Talks with New York State Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee Richard Keiser

Senator Bonacic speaks with 2013 New York State Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree Richard Keiser.

A Memorial Day Message from Senator Bonacic

This Memorial Day, we remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation, our freedom and our way of life.  Every one of these brave men and women deserve our respect, gratitude, and appreciation.  As we gather this weekend with family and friends for barbeques, parades and parties, please take time to remember and pay tribute to those who have made sacrifices to protect our freedoms.  We must never forget our veterans, and I thank all our veterans and their families. 

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Senator Bonacic, in Albany, with soldiers from Fort Drum

Senator Bonacic met in Albany with soldiers from Fort Drum Army Base in Jefferson County.  They discussed decreasing funds for the military, and its impact on national security.